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MSPM: In the Know, February 2, 2016

Top 3 for 2 Feb

Upcoming Events

Resources for Success
The MSPM director serves as the academic advisor and staff resource for all MSPM students. Please contact your advisor with any questions regarding the program, degree requirements, room reservations within GWSB, scholarships, or any other matters pertaining to your degree.
Students are also responsible for understanding and complying with University, School, and MSPM Program requirements. Below is a listing of resources to assist in your success at GW (list is not exhaustive):

Summer 2016 Registration Opens 1 Mar
Registration for summer 2016 courses begins 1 Mar. Summer session I begins 16 May and summer session II begins 5 Jul. Review the DNSC course offerings via the Schedule of Classes. No core MSPM courses will be offered in summer 2016, only electives. Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss your options and to review your plan in DegreeMAP. Take action now to avoid schedule conflicts or delayed graduation.

The MSPM program will offer two 1.5 electives in summer session I:

The Decision Sciences Dept also offers electives focused on business analytics, some of which are open to MSPM students:

  • DNSC 6290 Visualization for Analytics, Grover, campus only
  • DNSC 6290 Big Data, Vaisman, campus only
  • DNSC 6290 Business Process Simulation, Jain, distance/online section open to MSPM students, campus section restricted to MSBA students (see MSBA program for permission to enter campus section)
  • DNSC 6290 Social Network Analysis for Managers, Kanungo, distance/online only

MSPM: In the Know, April 7, 2015

Top 3 for 7 Apr

PMIEF Scholarships and More
The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) offers over 30 scholarships for graduate students. Review the full list of scholarships online and apply before the May 1, 2015 deadline. Take advantage of this opportunity and apply for all scholarships that you qualify to receive.

Have you won a scholarship for the upcoming academic year? We’d love to hear about it! Please provide your name, the scholarship name, and the source of the funding. We want to congratulate you on earning the award. You also have the option to share the news with us via social media using #GWSBProud.

• RRMC Seeking a Project Manager (Washington, DC)
The Research & Regulatory Management Council (RRMC) is seeking a project manager to provide comprehensive oversight by planning, directing, and coordinating activities to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished for multiple joint venture and task force programs. RRMC designs and develops required health and safety data for raw chemical manufacturers and companies that market end-use products.

The position was shared by a current MSPM student. To apply, email your resume and cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and salary expectations, to Holly Schroeder at hschroeder@cspa.org. More details and a full job description are available on the blog.

GW PMA-Sponsored PMP Prep Course, May 2015
The GW PMA is proud to sponsor a PMP prep course organized by the PMI Washington DC Chapter. The event is open to all GW students interested in pursuing the PMP certification. Event will be held on two consecutive weekends, 2-3 May and 9-10 May. Register now, space is limited!

Event Roundup

MSPM: In the Know, January 28, 2015

Top 3 for 28 Jan

Seeking Student “Actors” for Online Course Development, Compensation Provided
2U, which produces online courses for GW and other universities, is seeking students to participate in round table discussions on camera in February and March as part of their online course development. Interested students should have completed an introductory finance and accounting/auditing course. Student “actors” are required to read case studies and come prepared to discuss the material on camera in a round table format. Compensation provided, estimated at $300 for a half day of filming. If interested, contact Candice Johnson, Director of Operations, Online Programs, Milken Institute School of Public Health, at candicej@gwu.edu.

• Summer Jobs for GW Grad Students
Make a difference this summer by working with one of GW’s many student-oriented summer programs. Priority consideration given to candidates who apply by 2 Feb. Excellent opportunity for full-time students. Jobs available include Resident Advisors, Senior Program Directors, Course Assistants, and Pre-College Logistics Assistants. Visit http://summer.gwu.edu/jobs for details.

GW Event Roundup
29 Jan – GW PMA Happy Hour at Tonic

31 Jan – Celebrating Who You Are

2 Feb – How to Network for International Students

6 Feb – 11th Annual GW Alumni at the Caps

9-10 Feb – Foreign Language Cafe

11 Feb – Spring Career & Internship Fair

1 Mar – Abstract Submission Deadline for GW Research Days 2015

MSPM: In the Know, October 30, 2014

Seeking Candidates for the GW PMA Board
The GW Project Management Association (PMA) is calling for interested individuals to self-nominate to serve on the board. If you are interested, complete the nomination survey no later than 5 pm EDT today, 30 Oct. Details on each board position are available on the blog.

Spring 2015 Registration Opens 10 Nov
Spring registration opens Monday, 10 Nov, via GWeb. GWeb registration is available 7am-10pm EST during the registration period. Confirm your plan in DegreeMAP and register accordingly to secure a seat in the desired course and section for next term.

To register in DNSC 6269 PM Application (capstone), you must complete and submit a Registration Transaction Form to my attention via email, fax, or in person. You cannot register via GWeb for DNSC 6269.
If you have a hold on your account for any reason, you will be prevented from registering for courses. A hold can only be removed by the office that placed it. The hold screen will tell you the source of the hold, whether financial, probation, etc.

Veterans Week
The GW VALOR office is organizing a variety events in honor of Veterans Day. Learn more and sign up for events online. A sample of the events include:

11/5: Veterans Career Event: Navigating Your Way into the Federal Government for Military and Veteran Students

11/9: Pancake Breakfast at the Provost’s Home to honor veterans with Associate Provost Mel Williams, Jr.

11/11 Veterans Day Wreath Laying

MSPM: In the Know, October 15, 2014

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Top 3 for 15 Oct

2nd Annual NM IPMD 2014, 6 Nov
The GW MSPM program is proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual New Mexico International Project Management Day 2014 in Albuquerque, NM on 6 Nov. The PMI Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande Chapters are hosting a conference on 6 Nov at the Sandia Resort & Casino. On Friday, 7 Nov, Dr. Sam Ghosh, adjunct professor in the MSPM program, is leading a half-day session on risk management. Register to attend one or both events!

Brailsford & Dunlavey Recruiting at GWSB, 27 Oct
Representatives from Brailsford & Dunlavey will be on campus Monday, 27 Oct, 5-8 p.m. to recruit from GWSB. Brailsford & Dunlavey is a program management firm with comprehensive in-house facility planning capabilities. An MSPM alum, Shilpa Khatri, LEED AP, PMP is a project manager at the firm and will be in attendance. Make plans to attend!

Maher & Maher Hiring Analysts and Project Managers
Maher & Maher provides talent development services and leading-edge training and learning solutions to federal, state, and local governments. They are seeking GW students and alumni to fill several analyst and project manager positions associated with a new contract for the U.S. Department of Labor. Visit our group on LinkedIn for full details.

MSPM: In the Know, May 28, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium, 30 May
Fall 2014 Registration – DE Sections Filling Up
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium, 30 May

You are invited to explore open data and the power of analytics at the 2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium. Sponsored by the GW School of Business, Department of Decision Sciences, and the Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences, this day-long symposium will educate and connect you to the world of analytics. Visit http://www.gwanalytics.org/symposium/ for full details.

The event is on Friday, 30 May, 8 am to 5 pm with a reception following, in the Marvin Center at 800 21st St, NW. Registration is free for GW students, alumni, and faculty, but registration is required. Event is open to those outside of the GW community for a small fee. Breakfast, lunch and an evening reception are included.

Fall 2014 Registration – DE Sections Filling Up

If you have not yet registered for the fall semester, please consider doing so in the near future. Several of the distance sections of the MSPM courses are filling up. If you plan on attending courses on campus, though, you should register for the on-campus sections. The fall semester begins Monday, 25 Aug.

Events Roundup

28 May, 12-1pm EDT – PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon presents “Portfolio Alignment Wall: A Management Tool for Agile Program Management” with Bob Payne in Washington, DC. Registration is free.

10-13 June – 2014 ICEAA Professional Development & Training Workshop in Denver, CO.

15-18 Jun – AACE International 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The MSPM program has one full registration available to an interested student or alum. Registration is valued at $1,295. Offer includes event registration only.

16 Jun, 12-1pm EDT – GWebinar: Management Mindset vs. Leadership Mindset. Registration is free, but webinar limited to 300 participants.

21-24 Jul – PMP Workshop offered by Rebus Business Solutions, Arlington, VA

MSPM: In the Know, April 16, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Summer 2014 Textbook List
University Counseling Center
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer 2014 Textbook List

The textbook list for the summer 2014 MSPM courses is now available at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. The list of books has also been shared with the GW bookstore. For those looking to find the cheapest options available, review this list of 11 sites for cheap textbooks.

For all non-MSPM courses, please check the Schedule of Classes or the GW Bookstore sites for textbook information. The fall 2014 textbook list should be made available to all students in July.

University Counseling Center

This messages serves as a reminder of the services provided by the University Counseling Center. The Center is the primary mental health agency for GW students and the rest of the campus community. Their office on the Foggy Bottom Campus is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 24-hour support is available via phone at 202-994-5300.  We encourage all students to utilize the Center’s services.

Events Roundup

17 Apr, 12-1pm EDT – GW LinkedIn Virtual Networking Hour.

23 Apr, 11:30am-1pm EDT – Organizational Change Management for Project Managers featuring Karen Davey-Winter in Duques 453 in DC. Event is organized by PMIWDC and is free of charge, however registration requested.

23 Apr, 5:30-7:30pm EDT – Women in Technology Roundtable hosted by the GW Tech Alumni. Registration is free.

1 May – International Engineering, Security, and Project Professionals Conference in College Park, MD.

13-15 May – FOSE, the nation’s premier event for government technology professionals, in DC. Free for government personnel and members of PMIWDC (use promo code CF4F63). Visit the GW booth in the expo hall!

17 May, 12-2pm EDT – International Student Graduation Reception & Luncheon, Alumni House in DC. Free to attend, registration requested.

MSPM: In the Know, March 19, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Fall 2014 Registration Opens Tomorrow, 20 Mar
Fall 2014 Electives and Last Chance for a Spring 2014 Elective
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Fall 2014 Registration Opens Tomorrow, 20 Mar

Registration for the fall 2014 semester opens tomorrow at 7am EDT via the GWeb Info Systems site. If you have confirmed your course registrations for the fall 2014 semester with me, register accordingly. If you need to confirm your course registrations or update your plan in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. Register early to ensure a seat before we begin processing names on our wait list.

If you plan to register for DNSC 6269 PM Application (capstone) in the fall semester, you must register via a Registration Transaction Form (RTF), not via GWeb. Submit a completed RTF to my attention via email or fax for review and processing. Details for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes.

Fall 2014 Electives and Last Chance for a Spring 2014 Elective

The MSPM program will offer two 1.5 credit electives in the fall 2014 semester – DNSC 6290 International Project Management (Dr. Sam Ghosh) and DNSC 6290 Project Management & Organizational Context (Dr. Julia Keleher). Dr. Ghosh’s course will be offered during the first half of the semester, August 25-October 18, 2014. Dr. Keleher’s course will be offered during the second half of the semester, October 20-December 6, 2014. These electives are project management-specific, available both on campus and via distance, and may be applied to the Decision Sciences (DNSC) elective requirement for the program. An executive summary of each elective is available at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

GWSB is also offering a unique on-campus course during the week of May 12-15, 2014. Earn 1.5 credits of general electives this spring through the MBAD 6290.12 Business & Society course by Rafael Lucea, Professor of International Business & International Affairs. The course offers an overview of the broad arena in which business operates with particular attention to its political, social and economic environments. The course is in DC and includes visits to the Fed, US Capitol, IMF, and USAID. To register, submit an RTF to my attention immediately via email or fax (CRN 97110). Only 6 seats remain!

Events Roundup

Tuesday, 25 Mar, 11am-12pm EDT – Understanding the Scaled Agile Framework webinar from ITMPI.

Wednesday, 26 Mar, 11:30am-1pm EDT – Practical Answers to Business Questions About Post-Award Bid Protests featuring Don Carney in Duques 453 in DC. Event is organized by PMIWDC and is free of charge.

Saturday, 29 Mar, 8pm-12am EDT – Fourth Annual Business Gives Back Gala at Long View Gallery in DC.

Wednesday, 2 Apr, 6-7pm EDT – Career Development Speaker Series: A Day as a Solutions Architect featuring Suneel Grover from SAS at Duques 353 in DC. This event is sponsored by the GW Business Analytics Association and counts toward the seminar requirement for the Certificate in Business Analytics.